them with almost nothing left. Finally, not long after, Cimon, who took over after Themistocles, defeated Persia once and for all at Eurymedon by burning all of the rest of their ships. Because Greece used quick action in the war against Persia they were able to defeat Persia once and for all.The war between the Athenians and the Persians was a very hard time for the Athenians; however, the Athenians demonstrated that even when it seems you are the underdog you can still come out on top if you use the right tactics and
strategies. The Athenians managed to defeat the Persians though several ways. The first was Athens’s use of the element of surprise. This caused the Persians to be overwhelmed with Greek soldiers and they had no way of successfully retaliating. The second way Athens stood up to Persia was the their very strategic navy. Because of this, the Greeks were able to trap the Persian fleet at Salamis and take most of their ships out. Lastly, the Greeks used their momentum of their victories to finish thePersians off. They attacked on land at the Battle of Plataea and took out the army there, and the same day at the Battle of Mycale, the Greeks burned many of the surviving ships from their last battle. With this done, the Persians had basically nothing left. Because of these many factors, the Athenians wereable to completely come out of nowhere and defeat the Persian army when it seemed like there was no possible way they couldwin.
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Battle of Thermopylae, Greco-Persian Wars, Persians, Battle of Salamis, Persian army